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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Interment.net Nevada
- Nevada Hometown Locator
- Directory of Southern Nevada Place Names Walter A Averett. Directory of Southern Nevada Place Names. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
- First directory of Nevada Territory J Wells Kelly. First directory of Nevada Territory : containing the names of residents in the principal towns, a historical sketch, film# 1000196 item 2. Tucson, Arizona : W.C. Cox & Co., 1974.
- Nevada geographic names information system alphabetical list US Office of Geographic Research. Nevada geographic names information system alphabetical list. [Reston, Virginia : U.S. Geological Survey, 198-?]
- Nevada state gazetteer and business directory, 1907-08 Nevada state gazetteer and business directory, 1907-08. Salt Lake City, Utah : R.L. Polk & Co., 1908
- The Rocky Mountain directory and Colorado gazetteer, for 1871, comprising a brief history of Colorado ... together with a complete and accurate directory of ...Nevada, Idaho,... Samuel S Wallihan. The Rocky Mountain directory and Colorado gazetteer, for 1871, comprising a brief history of Colorado ... together with a complete and accurate directory of Denver,... Central City, Nevada, Idaho, Georgetown... Denver, S. S. Wallihan & company 1870
- Gazetteer and Business Directory for the State of Nevada Jenry G Langley. Gazetteer and Business Directory for the State of Nevada. San Francisco : H.G. Langley 1867
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Nevada treasure hunters ghost town guide Theron Fox. Nevada Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide : includes 1881 fold-in map of Nevada with glossary of 800 place names, 1867 map of Nevada. San Jose, California : Fox, 1961
- Nevada place names : a geographical dictionary Helen S. Carlson. Nevada Place Names : a Geographical Dictionary. Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press, 1974
- Nevada place names : their origin and significance Rufus Wood Leigh. Nevada Place Names : their Origin and Significance. Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret News Press, c1964
- Nevada ghost towns & mining camps Stanley W. Paher. Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps. Las Vegas, Nevada : Nevada Publications, c1970
Why Use Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
A gazetteer is a dictionary of place-names. Gazetteers list or describe towns and villages, parishes, states, populations, rivers and mountains, and other geographical features. They usually include only the names of places that existed at the time the gazetteer was published. Within a specific geographical area, the place-names are listed in alphabetical order, similar to a dictionary. You can use a gazetteer to locate the places where your family lived and to determine the civil and religious jurisdictions over those places.
There are many places within a state with similar or identical place-names. You will need to use a gazetteer to identify the specific town where your ancestor lived, the state the town was or is in, and the jurisdictions where records about the person was kept.
Gazetteer Contents[edit | edit source]
Gazetteers may also provide additional information about towns, such as:
- Different religious denominations
- Schools, colleges, and universities
- Major manufacturers, canals, docks, and railroad stations
- The population size.
- Boundaries of civil jurisdiction.
- Ecclesiastical jurisdiction(s)
- Longitude and latitude.
- Distances and direction from other from cities.
- Schools, colleges, and universities.
- Denominations and number of churches.
- Historical and biographical information on some individuals (usually high-ranking or famous individuals)